The EDhear team worked with leadership, staff and students at McNair Middle School in Fulton County to produce a video that highlights the remarkable academic growth at the middle school. Students and teachers are captured on camera in a safe, nurturing and rigorous learning environment in a manner that projects student success across multiple disciplines.
"Telling the McNair story was easy," said EDhear President Stephen J. Alford. "When a school has strong academic gains and a winning school culture, the script is virtually written for us."
Under the leadership of Principal John Madden, Jr., McNair has evolved into a school that empowers teachers to teach, that prioritizes effective learning strategies and that excepts no excuses for student performance. In only three years, McNair has made significant strides on the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI), growing from a 46.1 score to a 70.5 score, nearly 24 percentage points in just three years.
McNair student Zoe Wilson is one of two students featured in the video. Wilson was a bit nervous during the filming, but she was eager to share her experience at McNair, indicating that teachers adjust to the needs of the students to ensure that learning occurs at every opportunity. "My teachers connect with me," says Wilson. I never have to be nervous about asking questions in my class."
McNair Middle School is beginning to set the standard for excellence in academic growth, and EDhear is helping to chronicle their success.